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GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORTwitter posts belonging to a local teacher are under scrutiny follow ing a parents decision to publicly share screenshots of the tweets on Facebook. The tweets, which may be inter preted as anti-Islamic, were written by Sundai Brown, a Bridgewater Middle School civics teacher employed by the school since 2009. The parent who posted the screenshots, Maleha Kikhia, is a mother of two seventh-graders at Bridgewater. Kikhia said she found the teachers Twitter WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserver FREE THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 VOLUME 85, NO. 11OCPS: Bridgewater teachers tweets do not violate policyA Bridgewater Middle School parent who rst complained about the teachers tweets in September 2017 feels the districts response was inadequate. West Orange Chamber of Commerce celebrates in style at Best Fest. SEE PAGE 3.SEE TWEETS PAGE 4 GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORMost can agree that having to wait through four to five light cycles at a congested intersection with no left-turn lane is not fun, much less when the first car needs to make a City to improve Fullers Cross, Ocoee-Apopka intersectionOcoee commissioners assured residents it has begun the process to make improvements.BEST IN THE WESTBounce houses, rain barrels, a free cookout and more were just a few of the highlights of the city of Ocoees 13th annual Spring Fling event. Held Saturday, March 10, at Bill Breeze Park, the festival drew hundreds of Ocoee residents together as they enjoyed a variety of activities. The event seeks to reinforce safe behavior by youth and families while showcasing local services available. DANIELLE HENDRIX Anjali Shkoler scaled the rock wall at this years Spring Fling. Chestina Black and Demetrius Molina concentrated on painting a rain barrel. See more photos at OrangeObserver.com SEE MORE PHOTOS AT ORANGEOBSERVER.COMSEE RELIEF PAGE 4FAMILY FIRSTWestbrooke hosts father/daughter dance. PAGE 12. Experts say an increase in stress is related directly to social media. SEE HEALTH MATTERS.Teen anxiety: Digital dilemma FAMILYFOCUS

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2 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 OrlandoHealth.com/Cardiology 321.841.9690Next-Day Appointments Available for New Patients When it comes to your heart, you deserve to be in the very best hands. Orlando Health has an entire institute dedicated to collaborative care to create the best treatment plan for you. When you choose Orlando Health Heart Institute, you choose an experienced team of cardiovascular experts equipped with the latest technology and committed to locations throughout Central Florida, you have convenient outpatient services right in your own community. C hoose a te am dedicated t o heart health 267433 12403 WEST COLONIAL DRIVE, WINTER GARDEN (407) 654-9299 VISIT US ONLINE AT MAINSTREETMOWER.COM OUR TOUGHNESS IS YOUR STRENGTH.267674 NOW OPEN 7AMPM YOUR CALENDARTHURSDAY, MARCH 15INDEPENDENCE FOOD TRUCKS 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Independence Town Square Residents Club, 14213 Pleach St., Winter Garden. This months trucks include 900 Degrees, Hayburner, Sweet City Gelato, Union Jacks, Tacos Mazatlan and Sea Dog Brewing Company. (407) 654-7479.FRIDAY, MARCH 16CROOKED CAN CELTIC FEST 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 16; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 17; and 11 am. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Crooked Can Brew ing Company, 426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. This festival will feature three Days of live Celtic music, Irish dancers, vendors, food, beer and more. All ages welcome. FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy the Backyard Band. (407) 656-4111. LENTEN FISH FRY 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the Parish Hall of Resur rection Catholic Church, 1211 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The menu includes baked or fried cod, french fries, vegetables, cole slaw, hush puppies, drink and dessert. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children. (407) 656-3113.SATURDAY, MARCH 17MARCEL DUCHAMP: FATHER OF MODERN ART Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Winter Garden Art Associations SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Marcel Duchamp set the art world on re when he submitted a urinal to an art show in 1917. When it was rejected, he used his art career to continually push the limits of the artistic elite and to call into question the very denition of art. Session 2 will dive into Duchamps fascinat ing art career and the powerful messages of his Readymades and discuss the Dada art movement and the way it changed modern art and the art world forever. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members and $15 for others. Reservations and payments can be made by calling (407) 347-7996 or by going online at wgart.org. MIDFLORIDA MILERS WALKING CLUB Register for the 3.1or 6.2-mile walks between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Kirk Community Center, 17436 Division St., Montverde. Walk through residential areas in Montverde, overlooking Lake Apopka. The event is suitable for strollers; pets are not permit ted. A potluck luncheon will be served at the nish between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (407) 695-9181. WINDERMERE ST. PATRICKS DAY CELEBRATION 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Includes live music from the Down Brothers, food trucks, bounce houses, adult games, a silent auction and green beer and Guinness. This is an annual funding event of the Windermere Police Department Foundation. (407) 876-4028.FRIDAY, MARCH 23FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy the sounds of the Good Times Jazz Band. (407) 656-4111. LENTEN FISH FRY 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Parish Hall of Resur rection Catholic Church, 1211 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The menu includes baked or fried cod, french fries, vegetables, cole slaw, hush puppies, drink and dessert. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children. (407) 656-3113.SATURDAY, MARCH 24CELEBRATION AMONG THE OAKS 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Oakland Meeting Hall, 221 N. Arrington St., Oakland. This event will feature train rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, an appear ance by the Easter Bunny and an Easter egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. Visit oakland.gov. DALI & DUCHAMP Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Winter Garden Art Associations SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali shared the titles of genius and madman because of their striking and shocking approaches to art. Session 3 of this lecture series discusses the relationship between Dali and Duchamp, as well as Surrealism and Dadaism and their eects on Modern Art. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members and $15 for others. Reservations and payments can be made by calling (407) 347-7996 or by going online at wgart.org. EVENING AT THE POPS 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Newton Park, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden. Sit under the stars and enjoy the Orlando Philharmonic Symphony. This annual event by Lake Apopka supports the Rotary Club of Winter Garden to benet local charities. An instrument petting zoo will be available at 4:30 pm.; the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance and at the gate. For more, visit facebook. com/eveningatthepops.THURSDAY, MARCH 29ART HISTORY TRENDING 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Winter Garden Art Associations SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Pop Culture, Social Media & Instagram is this months discussion in the series of art historical topics. (407) 347-7996.

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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 3 Come nd a safe haven for your soul at Haven of Grace Bible ChurchTemporarily meeting at: e Stone Crest Meeting House in the Foxcrest Subdivison 13520 Foxcrest Blvd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Sundays at 9:30 and 10:30 am HavenOfGraceBibleChurch.com 407-952-0510 Our Mission is to:Serve the Lord and other saints Transform into the image of Christ E dify one another in love Evangelize with the Gospel of Grace Learn and apply Gods Word Together, through Gods strength, we can become spiritually strong as STEEL. Come grow with us!Friends of Les Feldick 267708 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORGunnar Bradshaw is back on his feet and has returned to college to complete his studies as a senior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The Winter Garden man was forced to take a break last year when his knee pain thought to be caused by extensive baseball playing was, in fact, osteosar coma. Bradshaw, 21, endured 10 weeks of chemotherapy before heading into surgery to remove his knee and eight inches of his femur and replace them with an implant. This was followed by 19 more weeks of chemotherapy. He had to put school on hold while he spent two to six days at a time in the hospital at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. On Jan. 15 at the hospital, Bradshaw rang the liminal bell, a ceremonial bell that symbolizes a patients transition into a life without cancer. He will continue rehabilitation to gain strength in his leg, and he returns every three months for the first two years for scans. After that, he will go back for a checkup every six months. Bradshaw returned to EmbryRiddle about a month ago. He is attending on a baseball scholar ship. It has been mentally and physically challenging, but he is excited to be back in classroom, as well as back with his baseball team, Staci Bradshaw, his mother, said. He wants to finish his business degree and pursue a career possibly in finance. Support for Ronnie and Stacis family has been constant since their son was diagnosed with cancer. The entire West Orange community, and even beyond, showed so much support that it absolutely humbled the entire family, Staci Bradshaw said. Neighbors took meals to the house. Fundraisers were held in multiple restaurants, including The Tasting Room, Casa Jimenez, The Big Easy and Crooked Can. Family friends organized tour naments, and Gunnars friends shaved their heads in support. A GoFundMe account was set up to raise funds to go toward medical bills. The family received a donation from the Jimmy Crabtree Cancer Fund, as well. We are overwhelmed by the support, Staci Bradshaw said.Gunnar Bradshaw going strongThe 21-year-old has completed his chemotherapy treatments and has been declared cancer-free. Amy QuesinberryStaci and Ronnie Bradshaw are happy to see their son, Gunnar, healthy again. He was at West Orange High School last week to throw out the rst pitch of the baseball game vs. Windermere High. Steven RyzewskiGunnar Bradshaw, a four-year veteran of the West Orange High School baseball team, throws out the rst pitch in the March 1 matchup with Windermere High. From Jell-O shots and macaroni and cheese to sliders, sandwiches and martinis, the West Orange Chamber of Commerces 16th annual Best Fest oered it all. Held Thursday, March 8, at Bill Breeze Park in Ocoee, the event is an annual community favorite. Restaurateurs and local businesses come together to oer the best of their food and drinks, and to represent their respective organizations. The event this year drew hundreds, who bundled up on a chilly evening to mix, mingle and taste the best of West Orange. OBSERVER STAFFFlavor fest Melissa James and Mark Delgado took a sele with mascots from the Orlando Magic, Orlando Solar Bears and the Florida Fire Frogs. Kyle Martin, Tracy Swanson, Tricia Wiles and Lesa Boettcher represented Healthy West Orange and its mascot, Westley. OCPS culinary student Seamus Samson grilled shrimp and lobster tails. Melissa Rodriguez and Hermela T. represented Orange Technical College. ONLINESee more photos at OrangeObserver.com

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4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 ObserverPublisher / Dawn Willis, dwillis@OrangeObserver.com Executive Editor / Michael Eng, meng@OrangeObserver.com Design Editor / Jessica Eng, jeng@OrangeObserver.com Senior Sports Editor / Steven Ryzewski, sryzewski@OrangeObserver.com News Editor / Gabby Baquero, gbaquero@OrangeObserver.com Community Editor / Amy Quesinberry, amyq@OrangeObserver.com Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, dhendrix@OrangeObserver.com Sta Writer / Eric Gutierrez, egutierrez@OrangeObserver.com Advertising Executives Michelle Gentry, mgentry@OrangeObserver.com Cyndi Gustafson, advertising@OrangeObserver.com Creative Services Tony Trotti, ttrotti@OrangeObserver.com Customer Service Representatives Allison Brunelle, abrunelle@OrangeObserver.com Katie Rehm, krehm@orangeobserver.com If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. Friedrich Hayek Road to Serfdom, 1944WEST ORANGE TIMES The West Orange Times & Observer (USPS 687-120) is published weekly for $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County) by the Observer Media Group, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden, Florida 34787. Periodical postage paid at Winter Garden, Florida. POSTMASTER send address changes to the West Orange Times & Observer, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden, Florida 34787. CONTACT USThe West Orange Times & Observer is published once weekly, on Thursdays. The West Orange Times & Observer can be found in many commercial locations throughout West Orange County and at our oce. If you wish to subscribe, visit our website, OrangeObserver.com, call (407) 656-2121 or visit our oce, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Garden.TO ADVERTISEFor display or digital advertising, call (407) 656-2121. For Classieds, call (407) 656-2121.SEND US YOUR NEWSWe want to hear from you. Let us know about your events, celebrations and achievements. To contact us, send your information via email to Michael Eng, meng@ OrangeObserver.com.WEST ORANGE TIMES & 2018 The Observer Media Group Inc. All Rights ReservedOrangeObserver.comObserver Media Group Inc.1970 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-366-3468Editor and CEO / Matt Walsh Vice President / Lisa Walsh Chairman / David BelilesPublishers of the Longboat Observer, East County Observer, Sarasota Observer, Siesta Key Observer, Palm Coast Observer, Plant City Times & Observer, Ormond Beach Observer, West Orange Times & Observer, Windermere Observer, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, Business Observer, Jacksonville Financial News & Daily Record, Jacksonville Realty-Builder Connection, LWR Life, Season Magazine and Baldwin Park Living 1575 MAGUIRE RD.(1 BLK. OFF HWY. 50)www.westorange5.com407-877-8111Homemade Sandwiches and Snacks AvailableGeneral $8.00 Child (2-12) $6.00 Senior (60+) $6.00 Matinee (before 5pm) $6.00 3D is an additional $2.00 per ticket W. 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One tweet dated July 28, 2017, read: Imams worldwide instruct Muslims to invade western countries, outbreed them, overthrow governments, kill infidels and implement sharia law. Another dated May 23, 2017, read: When will we be more concerned with protecting the very lives of people than the FEELINGS of Muslims and the religion of Islam? Kikhia took screenshots and contacted the school to make an official complaint and request her daughter be removed from Browns class. I was afraid for her, she said. When I send my child to school for eight hours a day, I would expect that if any other child at school says something to my daughter, the teacher would defend her. I dont think that she would defend her. She discussed her concerns with Bridgewater Middle School Assistant Principal Nicole Mutters and was informed the case would be sent to district officials. On Nov. 29, she followed up with an email to Mutters to inquire about the investigations status. The administration did complete the investigation and the issue was addressed appropriately with the teacher, Mutters wrote in an email addressed to Kikhia on Dec. 7. There is not a case number as that is not a piece of the process, and no other investigative infor mation may be shared at this time. Please be assured we have followed through and completed the appropriate action from the school and district. Feeling the districts response was unsatisfactory, on March 6, Kikhia forwarded the email thread to Gregory Moody, the districts area superintendent for the west learning community. Moody replied with an assurance the incident was addressed appropriately. I didnt get any resolution from any of it, Kikhia said. And every thing at this point was still up and the teacher was still employed at the school. So I messaged him back to ask how was this dealt with ... and I didnt get a response back from him. So I just want to make it clear that I didnt just run to the media. Ive been going through all the right channels. I emailed. I waited. Its been months, and nobody is helping me. Browns Twitter account has since been deleted.FREEDOM OF SPEECHSome parents emphasized Brown is free to exercise her freedom of speech as long as it does not interfere with her teaching. Teachers are human, and they should have a right to do or say what they want outside of school as long as it doesnt affect the students, said Rhonda Walker, a mother of two students in Browns class. At some point, were not going to have any good teachers because they cant do anything. Shes a great teacher. She sends us emails at 11 at night. All she does is work for these kids, and you want your kids to learn from someone who is knowledgeable. OCPS Media Relations Manager Lorena Arias said the district does not fire its employees for their political views. OCPS finds the political views expressed by Ms. Sundai Brown to be offensive, and inconsistent with our mission statement and anti-discriminatory policies, Arias wrote in an email. However, the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of all persons, including public employees, to have offensive, and even abhorrent political beliefs. Because there are no pending allegations that Ms. Brown has acted in a discriminatory manner in the workplace to either students or colleagues, her political views, which she has made public, can have no bearing upon her current employment by OCPS no matter how offensive they may be. To date, the district has received two complaints about Brown, neither of which presented evidence that Brown had discriminated against her students or colleagues.QUESTION OF ETHICSBut Kikhia believes someone har boring such extreme views should not be employed in an educational role, particularly one with daily contact with young minds. I believe this should be considered a violation of their code of ethics, she said. I already pulled my child out; shes not at risk any more. But my concern is for the children who are exposed to her every day. I dont believe that she can teach and be unbiased, especially civics. I dont understand how her beliefs, as extreme as they are, how she would be able to check that at the door, she said. To defame or share wrong information insulting a minority group of any kind; teachers should not be able to do that. I believe they should be held to a higher standard than other people because they come into contact with kids every day kids from all different types of backgrounds, races, religions and nationalities. left turn and uses the entire green light to do so. This has been the case at the Fullers Cross/Ocoee-Apopka roads intersection during rush hour. Because of the lack of a leftturn lane on each approach, the intersection is highly vulnerable to traffic jams. Residents frustrated with the regular congestion of the inter section have emailed Ocoee city leaders asking for a fix. During the March 6 commission meeting, Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson announced city staff has begun the process of making improvements to the intersection with the help of Orange County. Its a process, but the countys going to let us take the lead on it and start the process so that we can do the intersection improvements, Johnson said. Ocoee City Planner Mike Rumer said the city plans to add a leftturn lane for each approach of the intersection, but it will first need to produce engineering plans, evaluate the best options to procure construction services for the intersection improvements and get cost estimates. We had a meeting with the Orange County Public Works Division, and they agreed to be a 50% partner in this effort, Rumer said. We have collected considerable funds ... almost $300,000 from developers who developed in that area as part of their proportionate share of mitigation. And we also have right-of-way to contribute, so were waiting on an overall cost estimate, but we have a ballpark idea. IN OTHER NEWS Commissioners approved the capital project expenditure of $130,000 for restoration work at a city-maintained retention pond in the Coventry residential subdivision. A structure was damaged because of the rains from Hurricane Irma and must be xed for the pond to function properly. City leaders approved allocating $2,000 of reserve money from the citys 2015-16 budget and $10,000 of reserve funds from the citys 201617 budget toward the cost of capital project designated for the police department. The $12,000 will be used to install an aluminum screen enclosure over an existing outdoor patio area at the southeast corner of the building. To accommodate the construction of the new Ocoee City Hall, the citys Employee Health Clinic will need to be relocated. The commission authorized $100,000 from the 2017 general fund budget for a new capital project to relocate the health clinic. City sta is evaluating options, which includes relocating the clinic in the current City Hall building or in a new, free-standing, multipurpose building that would house the clinic on the rst oor and reserve the second oor for oce space. The commission also approved the reappointment of Jim Sills, Glenda Dunn, Jane Rainer and Eneida Cortes to the Community Grant Review Board with terms set to expire March 2020.Relief is comingCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Tweets protected as free speechI dont understand how her beliefs, as extreme as they are, how she would be able to check that at the door. Maleha KikhiaCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 5 Florida Blue is a trade name of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc., an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 91675 0218 WHV 321-441-2020 Florida Blue Center?#BetterHealthStartsHere 264000 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Ages K-8 Full and half-da y programs Only 25 minutes from Orlando! Boys & GirlsTENNIS PREVIEWMVAProgramSummer Programs at montverde.orgTwo day sessions: July 9-14 | July 16-21 | Overnight camp July 8-21CAMPS ARE STILL BEING ADDED! Check our website daily for new camps, pricing, dates, times, and camp details. Ha ve more fun and more choices, all in one great location!Day & Overnight Day CampJune 18 July 27 Grades K-8 June 4-8 | June 11-15 June 18-22 | Grades 3-8 Catch a SNEAK PREVIEW of Montverde Academys summer programs! Weve got camps including day camp, camp invention, tennis, baseball, golf, swim, equestrian, yearbook, and soccer. We offer before/after-care and hot lunches for most full-day camps. Summer Programs at montverde.org CAMP INVENTION Session 1: June 11-14 | Session 2: July 30-Aug. 2 | Grades K-6 EQUESTRIAN17235 Seventh Street, Montverde, Florida 34756 269492 In beautiful Historic Downtown Winter GardenPresented by Bloom & Grow Garden Society and Co-sponsored by the City of Winter Garden Join us for a two-day festival with many plant, nature and wildlife related vendors. Raffles and festival shirts will be available at the Bloom & Grow booth at Plant St & N. Boyd St. Kidzone will host educational programs for children of all ages. Learn more about water conservation and your environment. Live entertainment throughout both days. Finally dont miss the Chalkin It Up Sidewalk Art Contest, which will be held on Saturday. springfeveringarden.com 18th AnnualApril 7th 9 am 5 pm April 8th 11 am 4 pm 268760 GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITORSchool-safety advocates earned a victory with the success of a state bill that includes multiple provisions related to gun reform and school security. Senate Bill 7026, known as the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, is a 100page bill being touted as the states first successful passage of a gun control measure in two decades. The bill barely survived the state Senate with a vote of 20-18 on Monday, March, 5, and was approved 67-50 by House representatives after a contentious eight-hour debate on Wednesday, March 7. On Friday, March 9, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill into law, despite his reservations about a controversial provision regarding the school marshal program, which allocates $67 million to fund the School Marshal Program. Every student in Florida has the right to learn in a safe environment, and every parent has the right to send their kids to school knowing that they will return safely at the end of the day, Scott said Friday. Today, I am signing bipartisan legislation that helps us achieve that. The school marshal program was named the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program in honor of the high school assistant football coach who died trying to protect students during the mass shooting Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The program works on a volunteer basis, offering Florida school districts and sheriff offices the option to train and arm certain employees with guns, including counselors, coaches and librar ians, but not full-time classroom teachers. However, Orange County Public Schools has agreed not to volunteer in the program.Lawmakers pass school safety bill in wake of Parkland shootingSenate Bill 7026 appropriates $400 million in funding for school-safety measures and mental-health programs. WHAT IT FUNDS $98 million to enhance the physical security of schools $97 million to fund additional school resource ocers $67 million to fund school marshal program $69 million to fund mental-health services $25 million to replace the building destroyed by the Parkland shooting $28.1 million for community mental health, including mobile crises and Community Action Treatment teams $1 million for design and installation of Parkland massacre memorialCONTINUED ON PAGE 6

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6 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 268234 For More Information visitwww.TheGroveOrlando.com/SpecialEvents /TheGroveOrlando 4750-4757 The Grove Drive | Windermere, FL At the corner of Apopka-Vineland and Conroy-Windermere Roads Cinema Under the StarsFriday, March 16 at 6:30 pmMovie starts at 7:45Preshow: Zero to H.E.R.O. Anti-Bullying puppet show at 6:30pm (45 min.) For More Information visit A family-friendly feature based on a best-selling novel, the movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of a boy with facial di erences who enters fth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the rst time. 269430 265676Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Ages 2 through 6th GradeEgg Hunt, Games, Bounce Houses, Pizza!!GOLDEN Egg Prize!!611 West Ave., Ocoee, FL 407-656-2351Join us for the Starke Lake Baptist ChurchANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNTMarch 24, 201810AM to 12PM Discover the effectiveness of GENTLE SPECIFIC CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTING. Our therapy department, including a licensed massage therapist and acupuncturist enables us to treat many varied conditions. Acute or chronic, mild or severe, if you are suffering, we have the facilities and training to help you. Most insurance accepted. Lic. # MM1720, MA32524 CAR ACCIDENT PAIN ? I CAN HELP! Discover GENTLE CHIROPRACTIC DR. JO J. REEVES, CHIROPRACTOR 407-656-0390 Back Pain Headaches Shoulder Pain Neck Pain Arthritis Painful Joints Stiffness Numbness Arm/Leg Pain Bursitis Hip Pain Cold Hands/Feet 424 N DILLARD ST WINTER GARDEN, FL 267425 OCPS School Board members have openly expressed their opposition to arming teachers in our schools, OCPS Superintendent Barbara Jenkins wrote in an email. The new law provides $67 million specifically for arming school personnel. We had hoped ... that those dollars would be combined with funding for additional School Resource Officers. Such an adjustment would have allowed districts to use all of the funds for SROs if preferred. We are disappointed this option will not be available. The guardian program also concerns parents involved in M.O.V.E., a local group of parents that formed after the Parkland shooting and advocates for school-safety issues. Julie Sadlier, a community advocate and co-founder, said the group agrees with gun owner ship rights but holds a firm stance regarding guns in the classroom. We are not excited about teachers or school personnel being trained to carry firearms, because we feel our teachers and school staff should be there as educators, Sadlier said. And with the testing standards and the pressure of other things they have to worry about ... the last thing they need to worry about is where to lock up their gun. So while were not happy about that, were ecstatic we were able to move mountains, because for the first time in many years, weve taken a stand in Florida to actually put some sort of gun reform on the books. The bill does not ban assault weapons or high-capacity magazines, or address background check procedures for gun pur chases. However, it does establish new gun restrictions. Bridgewater Middle School Principal Andrew Jackson agreed it is a step in the right direction. Im all for anything they can do to provide security and safety, but my concern is always: Is it funded and is it funded adequately? he said. Because they tend to have initiatives that are unfunded and that ends up being a burden on the schools. And every time we add another layer of security, it challenges one of the purposes of a school, which is to be an open community space. So as we get tighter and tighter, it makes it tougher for the community to come and enjoy our campuses. GUN RESTRICTIONS Raises the minimum age to purchase a rearm from 18 to 21 Expands the three-day waiting period for handguns to include long guns, with some exceptions for police ocers, military, licensed hunters and licensed concealed carriers Gives police more authority to conscate rearms from those deemed mentally unt or a threat to public safety Bans the sale or possession of bump re stocks, attachable devices that give semiautomatic rearms the ability to re shots in rapid successionSchool safetyCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

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THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 BLACK TIEORANGEOBSERVER.COM ALSO INSIDE: Coalition for the Homeless: Hearts of Gold Gala. 9 Childrens Home Society of Florida: An Evening of Hope. 10Making waves HARRY SAYERBLACK TIE REPORTERot everyone knows how to swim and that is something those who attended the Gift of Swimmings poolside social hope to change. Held Friday, March 9, at the SouthWest Aquatics swimming facility, the annual affair is one of the Gift of Swimming organizations major fundraisers and brings the West Orange swimming community together to support those who need it. The nonprofits aim is to provide underprivileged children basic swimming survival lessons a skill its leaders feel is a necessity in the Sunshine State. In Central Florida, theres water everywhere ponds, pools, lakes, Executive Director Susan Polder said. Florida unfortunately usually leads the nation in drownings, and most of them The Gift of Swimming nonprot teaches underprivileged children how to swim. NThe Gift of Swimmings board was delighted with the fundraisers turnout. Yellow Dog Eats founder Fish Morgan, Mike McGinty and Don Burns caught up before bingo. Above: Lisa Biedermann and Larissa Vargas dressed warm. Left: Southwest Aquatics swim instructors came out en masse in support. SEE SWIMMING PAGE 8

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8 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 THIS FRIDAY NIGHTrfntbpop-star legend rf nt b nr fbffr btnb f btrtbfrrtt 257434 267689 occur with children 4 and under. The swim lessons packaged in a five-week training schedule where children as young as 6 months are taught to float and stay above water are the same ones offered to paying customers. Polder said families who receive food stamps or have assistance from social programs are eligible for the nonprofits scholarships. The group was founded 15 years ago by Joy McGinty, owner of SouthWest Aquatics and a swim coach for more than two decades. Although McGinty typically found herself in the water teaching lessons five days a week, she had time to find new students. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I had the ability to swim some kids, so I called some pediatricians I knew and the church across the street to see if people who couldnt afford it needed lessons, McGinty said. I ended up teaching 26 children. Come January, I knew there were a lot of kids out there that needed help learning how to swim. Between the poolside socials, which started three years ago, and annual 5K races, the nonprofit brings in around $40,000 for scholarships, Polder said. McGinty believes children can benefit from swimming both physically and mentally. My children took swim lessons when they were young, and I was just amazed at how it made them more self-sufficient, McGinty said. (Children taking lessons) come out the other end confident and have learned to control themselves in a completely different environment. Just learning how to float teaches them how to be calm even if youre not feeling calm. Its just a wonderful thing to learn in life, some of us struggle even as we grow older to just relax, she said. The social was catered by the Yellow Dog Eats restaurant and had a silent auction consisting of items donated to SouthWest Aquatics from the community throughout the year. The various community members, sponsors and swim instructors eventually sat down to mingle and play bingo right next to the pool. Alexandra Cecchi, Carin Nagy and Melissa Kylce met up for a fun night.Swimming soire Vi Ngo took her son, Meelo Schlekeway, to the party. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1

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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 9 2689032018 WOMEN BUILD CHAIRS JoAnne Quarles, Treasure Title Pam Billue, West Orange Habitat Board Dawn Willis, West Orange Times/Observer Lisa Bennett, WG City Commissioner Julie Kleel, EVP, Seacoast BankRegister for the mingle to learn more:www.westorangehabitat.orgContact Marilyn Hattaway, CFRE 407-421-1885 mhattaway@westorangehabitat.orgJOIN THE WOMEN BUILD MOVEMENTREGISTER for the MINGLE to learn more about being one of 50 Women Strong to fund and build homes! Green Oaks Row An affordable home community in East Winter Garden. Women Build Wine Mingle KickoffThursday, March 22nd 5:30-7:00 pmConversation Wine Inspiration Wine Community Wine JO BARSH rfrfrnntfb brrrn r| r All proceeds benet charities supported by the Rotary Club of Winter Garden bfn ftbff nnnttbIf needed, Rain Date is scheduled for 3/25/2018t 268545 Come enjoy this NIGHT OUT on the third Friday of every month Food Trucks & Movie in the Park MOVIES IN THE PARK At Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Dr,OcoeeFood trucks 6 p.m. 9 p.m. 266128 Relax and spend your evenings watching blockbuster movies! The Friends of Ocoee History Preservation will give tours of the Withers-Maguire House from 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Built in 1888, the historic house is located at 16 East Oakland Avenue, adjacent to Bill Breeze Park. Ocoee Parks and Recreation Dept. 407-905-3180 www.ocoee.org REAL BLACK TIE Guests spread their wings Saturday, March 11, at the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Floridas 25th Hearts of Gold gala. The annual function, which raises money to provide food and shelter to Central Floridas homeless, was held in an unex pected venue this year the Orlando Magics Magic Carpet Aviation Hangar. Flight attendants welcomed ar riving guests into the bright venue, where they enjoyed drinks, checked out the silent auction and listened to live music. HARRY SAYER Debbie Hammonds, Austin Flowers and Brittany Hammonds lived it up in the private section. Terri Rotz, Heather Stark, Sam Stark and Tom and Leigh Zehnder perused the silent auction. Keith Hinson walked around the silent auction with Amanda and Jeremy Roberts.Coalition for the Homeless of Central Floridas Hearts of Gold Gala

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For more information and a complete list of prices, please visit our website: www.cremationchoicesfl.comCremation Choices offers an affordable alternative to expensive funeral homes and cremation services in the Central Florida area. 267301 AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORWhen William Silva was a child in his home country of Brazil, he dreamed of moving to the United States. When he got older, he made annual trips, bringing Brazilian tourists to Orlando and the theme parks. In December, he realized his goal of moving to America and starting a business. Silva has opened a Sylvan Learning Center franchise in the Good Homes Plaza shopping center in Ocoee. He brought his family with him in hopes of giving his three children a better chance for success. Its one thing I really wanted to have when I was a little kid: knowing English, any studying here, Silva said. I wanted to give them that opportunity. We have a poor education in Brazil. If you want the best education, you pay thousands and thousands for that. Silvas 8-, 13and 14-year-old children are starting classes at the center. He said they know a little English and are working hard to learn the language. Sylvan offers tutoring in math, academic reading and writing, in addition to classes in study skills, homework support and college test preparation. Three years ago, the only two Sylvan centers in West Orange closed. That left local folks needing assistance to go to Kissimmee and Clermont. Silva knows the value of a good education. He graduated college with degrees in English, literature and English grammar and owned 15 Fisk education center franchises in Brazil. Today, his father, brother and sister-in-law manage those centers to allow him to help students in this country. Thousands of Brazilians are living here, and they need help with their kids, Silva said. They need help with their English, and the kids are at public schools, and they need help with tutoring, especially in reading and math. Sylvan is for American people, but Brazilians need us as well, Silva said. RUTH M. PARNHAMDIED FEB. 24, 2018.Ruth M. Parnham, age 97, of Winter Garden, passed away at Orlando Regional Medical Center on Feb. 24, 2018. She was born on Feb. 11, 1921, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, the daughter of George R. Griffiths and Carolyn Griffiths. She graduated from McKeesport High School, class of 1939. Her first career was as a big band singer in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. She married major league pitcher Louis Nor man Bobo Newsom in 1942 and traveled with him to all of the major league venues. In 1953, she and Bobo retired to the Orlando area, and she has been a resident of this area ever since. She also worked at Diana Shops and Petrie Stores. She married James Parnham in 1991. Ruth is survived by her brother, George Roger Griffiths; brotherin-law, Bob Cutting; four nephews; one niece; and six great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Jean Cutting; and two husbands. A celebration of Ruths life will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. March 27, 2018, at Hyde Park Community Center in Winter Garden. Please come and share stories and memories of Ruth with her family and friends.Brazilian immigrant opens Sylvan Learning in OcoeeWilliam Silva has fullled his dream of coming to America and opened a tutoring and test-prep center. SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER8945 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee PHONE: (407) 984-4269 WEBSITE: sylvanlearning. com WEST ORANGE OBITUARIES

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12 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 267490 267466 office 407.654.8811 cell 407.758.4479info@treasuretitle.comwww.treasuretitle.com As an ALTA member, nobody knows more about the home closing process and title insurance than we do. Thats why homebuyers rely on us for the most effective and accurate information. Get your ALTA Homebuyer Guide at alta.org/homebuyer. YOU SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF.AND IT MEANS A LOT TO HOMEBUYERS. WE rffrn rtbr rb rrnrrt b r frr ffrrr rfntrt frbfffbftft ttrbftt rttfrbrfrt Suite 200B in the TD Bank Building12200 W. Colonial Dr. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Westbrookes Winter WonderlandMemories were made as dads danced the night away with their daughters at Westbrooke Elementary Schools Winter Wonder land Ball Saturday, March 3, at The Pines at Winder mere. Dads and daughters enjoyed an evening of sweet treats, commemorative photos and dancing. ERIC GUTIERREZ Faith Fazzone showed o her dance moves with her dad, Tony. Left: Kiersten Rose and her dad, Doug, joined hands for a slow dance. Jalissa Smith and her dad, Justin, wore matching colors for the dance. Ross Lumsden held his two daughters Mia, left, and Emma, right, during a slow dance. ONLINESee more photos at OrangeObserver.com 269487Winter Garden, FL (March 15, 2018) In its third year, National Gas Utility Workers Day 2018 honors employees who provide communities nationwide with one of their most valuable assets their natural gas utility. While ocially recognized on March 18th, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District has celebrated workers throughout the week prior with employee engagement and appreciation events. e signicance of March 18th comes from the date in 1937 when a school explosion in New London, Texas led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety. Safety is a vital aspect to natural gas distribution, and the employees of distribution companies like the District endeavor to make natural gas delivery as safe as possible. is exciting week of festivities is dedicated to the hard work of natural gas utility employees and their accomplishments in the community. Lake Apopka Natural Gas District workers have been presented with many safety awards and accolades, most recently including the prestigious American Public Gas Associations national S.O.A.R. (Systems Operational Achievement Recognition) award the second time the coveted honor was bestowed upon the District. ese devoted employees play a crucial role in the areas energy eciency and are committed to the wellbeing of its residents. In celebration, the District will host a company-wide appreciation breakfast and presentation to honor their utility workers and highlight that safety is job number one. Since its founding in 1959, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District has proudly provided safe, dependable and cost-ecient natural gas into the homes and businesses of Clermont, Apopka, Winter Garden and the surrounding communities. As the cleanest burning fossil fuel, natural gas can help to achieve energy security and build a more competitive economy. Lake Apopka Natural Gas District provides clean, ecient and economical natural gas service to more than 20,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Orange and Lake counties. e District has been honored with the SOAR Silver Award by the American Public Gas Association for excellence in operations. For more information on natural gas service for your home, business or vehicle, please contact the LANGD Marketing Team at (407) 6562734 x307 or marketing@langd.org or visit www.langd.org .LAKE APOPKA NATURAL GAS DISTRICT CELEBRATES THIRD ANNUALNATURAL GAS UTILITY WORKERS DAY District Honors Workers with Week-Long CelebrationADVERTORIAL

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Its a moment local trainers such as Ocoee Highs Nikki Reis, West Orange Highs Matthew Laws and Foundation Academys Ranil Sirigampola all have expe rienced. And although each has his or her own explanation of what comes over them during those moments, the essence is the same: laser-focus on the athlete. I go into tunnel-vision, Sirigampola said. Im reacting from my experience and what Ive learned, and Im making the best decision at the time. I dont 1 Grant Riller a 2015 graduate of Ocoee High School, scored 20 points and added four steals in College of Charleston s 83-76 overtime victory over Northeastern in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship last week. The win earned the Cougars a berth in the NCAA Men s Basketball Tournament their rst trip to The Big Dance since 1999. Riller was named the Most Outstanding Player for the CAA Tour nament. A sophomore, Riller has averaged 18.7 points per game this season.2 The Legacy Charter baseball team is 6-1 so far this spring and 4-0 in its district. The Eagles have a pair of games against nearby rival Foundation Academy this week, with Legacy traveling to Foundation March 13 and hosting the Lions March 16. Both games begin at 4:30 p.m.3 The West Orange softball team won the Montverde Academy Invitational Softball Tournament last weekend and swept all three games it played at the event. The Warriors (7-3) defeated East River, Trinity Christian Academy and South Lake.4 Ocoee High s enior Brittany Estrella is leading the softball team in batting average (.545) and on-base per centage (.688) entering district play Estrella is a four-year starter for the Knights (5-6).5 Foundation Academy standout oensive/defensive lineman Eddie Loos has chosen Morehead State to continue his college football career. More on Loos college decision and his careers impact on the football program at Foundation available at ObserverPreps.com.Warriors, Eagles fall in respective state seminals SPORTSMARCH 15, 2018 AnnDaleigh Rutledge-Jukes swam past the competition at an area meet. Page 14. HIGH5 LAKELAND Two area teams made it to high-school basketballs biggest stage in Florida last week the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, home of the FHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships. However, neither the West Orange Warriors or the CFCA Eagles were able to advance past their respective state semifinal games. Both the Warriors and the Eagles fell to the eventual state champions in their classifications. First, on March 5, CFCA was defeated by Miami Christian, 68-53. Entering the game against the Victors a program that had won two of the last three state championships in Class 2A the STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORPostseason runs for the boys basketball teams at West Orange and CFCA came to an end last week.SEE BASKETBALL PAGE 15Steven RyzewskiWarriors senior K.J. Simon rises up for a dunk against Oak Ridge. SEE TRAINERS PAGE 15Courtesy of Rafael Suanes March is National Athletic Training Month, which recognizes the hard-working professionals who keep high-school athletes in West Orange safe. Steven RyzewskiOcoee High athletic trainer Nikki Reis ices the arm of Knights varsity baseball player Peyton Butler.UNSUNG HEROESAthletic trainers spend the majority of their time work ing in the background. They are on the sidelines during practices and games. They are on location before a high-school sports game for setup and often are among the last if not the last people to leave. They are not intended to be the center of attention, nor do they want to be. But then there are the moments when a large oh from the crowd is followed by silence, when play has stopped and there is a student-athlete on the ground in pain and suddenly, everyone is looking at the athletic trainer.STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITOR

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Prepare for their future.I can help with both. 1001386.2 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, IL C Martin Ins and Fin Svcs Inc Craig A Martin, Agent 13330 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 Bus: 407-656-1040 Se habla Espaol Stop by for your free State Farm Insurance and Financial Review. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Protect your family. Prepare for their future. I can help with both.1001386.2 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, ILC Martin Ins and Fin Svcs Inc Craig A Martin, Agent 13330 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 Bus: 407-656-1040 Se habla Espaol 267443 Stop by for your free State Farm Insurance and Financial Review. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. Protect your family. Prepare for their future.I can help with both.1001386.2 State Farm, Home Oce, Bloomington, ILC Martin Ins and Fin Svcs Inc Craig A Martin, Agent 13330 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 Bus: 407-656-1040 Se habla Espaol I can help with both. Stop by for your free State Farm Insurance and Financial Review. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION. C Martin Ins and Fin Svcs Inc Craig A Martin, Agent 13330 W Colonial Drive Winter Garden, FL 34787 Bus: 407-656-1040 Se habla Espaol When did you start swimming and why? I was 3. Its mostly a family thing my brothers swim, and my mom and my dad are coaches. What do you like the most about swimming? Winning trophies! Which event(s) is your favor ite? I like the very long events. Who is a teammate at SouthWest you admire? Lucy Meggison. Whats some good advice your swim coaches have given you recently? To not have a double-butt its when youre doing the butterfly and you go in (the water), and you pop your butt out, and then you do it again. Which event do you think you do the best at? The 100-yard butterfly. That was my first FLAG time. Whats your favorite part of swim practice? When we do dives except when its cold. Then thats torture! Do you have any goals for this year? I have a goal of getting a TripleA (or AAA; a USA Swimming standard) while Im 9. SPORTS SPOTLIGHT GAME FILMSouthWest Aquatics Stars swimmer AnnDaleigh Rutledge-Jukes may only be 9, but she already is kicking some butt in the pool. AnnDaleigh placed rst in her age group at the Area 2 Championships earlier this month at the Lake Brantley Community Athletic Complex in Altamonte.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSAnnDaleigh Rutledge-Jukes THE BASICSAge: 9 School: SunRidge Elementary Grade: Third Hometown: Winter Garden Siblings: Heath, 18; Keegan, 14Whats your favorite subject in school? Math because I like multiply ing numbers, and then if we get all our math timed tests, every single one, right before the end of the school year, we get an ice cream party. Who is your favorite Olympic swimmer? Lilly King. We hear you got to meet her. What was that like? It was amazing! She was nice and she signed my swim cap! What do you think you want to be when you grow up? An Olympic swimmer. My backup is if my brothers plans go through, Ill join him with his pizza shop. Whats your favorite pizza topping? Bacon I like bacon! STEVEN RYZEWSKI Ocoee Middle defeats Bridgewater in hoops playosLocal middle school basketball teams met on the court March 6 at Ocoee Middle School for the rst round of the OCPS Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament. Despite trailing by 12 points at the end of the third quarter, the host Ocoee Cardinals rallied to defeat the visiting Bridgewater Middle School Bobcats 38-32. The Cardinals, who had an undefeated regular season, hosted and defeated Discovery Middle School 61-54 March 8 in the quarter nal round. Ocoee hosted Apopkas Wolf Lake Middle School in the tournaments seminal round March 12, after press time. The OCPS Middle School Boys Basketball Championship is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. March 15 at Edgewater High School in Orlando. STEVEN RYZEWSKI Left: Ocoees Michal Vyskocil had six points against the Bobcats. Below: Antonio Redding drives to the basket in trac for Ocoee. Far Left: Ocoees Jaden Henry gets a shot o under duress from a defender. Left: Guyani Williams soars to the rim for an easy layup.

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WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 15 Eagles knew the margin for error would be thin. Unfortunately, struggles on both ends of the floor doomed CFCA to trail from start to finish, as its historic season came to an end. CFCA fell behind early, trailing 25-12 through one quarter and looking much like a team that had not been on the stage before. The Eagles battled back, though, outscoring Miami Christian 17-10 in the second quarter and starting strong in the third quarter CFCA cut the lead to four points midway through the third quarter and seemed to be rolling. Thats when foul trouble began to haunt the Eagles. Several CFCA players racked up fouls in the first half, and early in the third quarter Eagles senior standout Dante Treacy was saddled with his fourth foul just as Miami Christian (25-8) began to pull away again. Afterward, CFCA head coach Jonathan McClintock praised Treacy as a cornerstone of the programs resurgence in recent years. This young man (Treacy) has written a story thats very rare these days he built something from scratch, McClintock said. He wasnt the only builder, but he was the master carpenter. Then, looking over to his left where junior standout Jordan Preaster was at the postgame podium, McClintock added a hopeful note for the future. What youve got here is a guy who gets to continue that pro cess, McClintock said, gesturing to Preaster. The next day, Miami Christian defeated Impact Christian 59-46 in the Class 2A State Final, mak ing it three championships in four seasons for the Victors. Later in the week, on March 9, West Orange faced the daunting task of trying to knock of the Oak Ridge Pioneers ranked No. 18 in the nation by MaxPreps Xcellent 25. Although the Warriors played tough early, they could not keep pace with the Pioneers, eventually falling to 86-64 in the FHSAA Class 9A State Semifinals. I felt like a couple kids (for Oak Ridge) made some shots early that got us out of our rhythm, West Orange head coach Eric Jones said. (Oak Ridge) continued to make shots. West Orange trailed 14-11 early, showing some promise in a game where it was clearly the underdog, but the Pioneers went on a 7-2 run to close the first quarter and outscored the Warriors 22-12 in the second leaving West Orange facing a daunting 43-25 halftime deficit. Antwann Jones, a Texas A&M signee, led Oak Ridge with a game-high 30 points. Four other Pioneers finished with doubledigit scoring. West Orange (17-13) was led by 20 points from senior Troy signee KJ Simon, in his final game as a high-school hoops player. JaMar cus Clark chipped in 10 points. The next night, Oak Ridge topped previously unbeaten Wellington 71-60 to win the Pioneers first state title. Afterward, despite the disappointment, Jones praised his team for returning the program to this point the FHSAA Final Four for the first time since 2005. Im proud of these guys for what theyve given me an unbelievable experience, Jones said. I knew based on some of the things that happened during the summer, I knew we could make a run. Proudly Sponsors... 267677 If you would like your pet to be considered for the Pet of the Week... email your furry friends photo to: Contests@OrangeObserver.com PETOF THE WEEK Chester loves his new home! 269493 1 8 0 1 E C o l o n i a l D rG e t yo u r C a l l f o r a FR E E c o n su l t a t i o n (4 0 7) 7 5 5 -0 0 1 2 Fa st Fr i e n d l y C e r t i f i c a t i o nCh ro n i c P ai n P T S D, Ca n cer, S ei z u re s, E p i l ep sy, P ark i n so n s, M S HI V / AI DS Ch ro n s, I BS G l au co m a, F i b ro m yal g i a, & m o re! M edical M ariju ana t rea t s ov er 250 m edical c ondit ions He re a jus t a f ew:No ap p o i n t m en t r eq u i r edWalk-in MedicalM o n F r i 9 a m t o 6 p m S a t u r d a y 1 0 a m t o 2 p mc e r t i f i e d m a r i j u a n a d o c t o r s. c o m 7 loc at ions t o c hoos e f romM e d i c a l M a r i j u a n a CardMarijuana Clinic BasketballFROM PAGE 13 ONLINEFor photo galleries from respective state seminal games involving West Orange and CFCA, visit ObserverPreps.com.really hear anything else. Outside of these moments, ath letic trainers operate relatively as unsung heroes of the high-school sports community. Each March presents an opportunity to disrupt that, though, with National Athletic Training Month. Sponsored by the National Association of Athletic Trainers, the effort is geared toward awareness about the important work of athletic trainers, and the 2018 slogan is Compassionate care for all.EMPHASIS ON ATHLETICThose in the field hope to spread awareness that they are athletic trainers not personal trainers or sports-specific trainers. A lot of times people think athletic trainers, and were commonly mistaken for personal trainers or that we are just the people who get ice, Reis said. As a profession, we are trying to make it known that we are health care professionals. National Athletic Training Month kind of gives us that push. Were not trainers. Indeed, Laws head athletic trainer at West Orange along with his wife, Jennifer Laws said many people do not realize athletic trainers are licensed health professionals, recognized by the Florida Department of Health. Were first-responders, Laws said. We see injuries at their worst, and we have to react to them. We make split-second decisions that, in some cases, may be life-impacting, as well. For athletic trainers such as Laws and Reis, who are full-time staff members at their schools, there are additional responsibilities, as well. Most Orange County Public Schools high schools have dedicated athletic trainers West Orange and Ocoee each have two, in addition to other contracted athletic trainers through CORA Physical Therapy and those staffers often are asked to teach during the school day. Its actually turned out to be something I thoroughly enjoy getting to know the kids and getting to impact kids lives in that way, Laws said.SPREADING KNOWLEDGEOf course, whether they are in the classroom or taping a players ankle before a big game, athletic trainers always are looking to impart knowledge along the way. The main thing that athletic trainers do is the injury-prevention aspect, Reis said. So, at all times, we are educating so we can hopefully prevent those injuries from occurring. Many public high schools, such as Ocoee and West Orange, also have programs for student ath letic trainers. In fact, later this month, there will be a student athletic training Olympics competition in Winter Park. For staff athletic trainers such as Reis and Ocoees other fulltime athletic trainer, Coryn Novak, having a million things to do becomes a tad easier with the help of the students. Theyre out there just as often as we are, Reis said. It can also be important that athletic trainers learn as much as they can about all of the varsity sports offered at their school. It helps a lot to know as much of the sport as you can, Sirigampola said. Then you can get on their level, talk their vernacular, as well as understand what kind of stresses theyre put under. Ultimately, athletic trainers are as much a part of the teams as the coaches or players. Especially for those tied to one school, the investment in those teams suc cesses is another perk of the work. I get thoroughly invested, Laws said. I get invested in what these kids do, because they enjoy doing it, and I see how much enjoyment they get out of it. Me being part of that I get highly involved. TrainersFROM PAGE 13IDENTIFYING A PASSIONWe asked three of the head athletic trainers for local high schools why they got into the eld. I knew I wanted to do it when I took the First Aid and Safety and Care and Prevention courses in high school at Colonial High. I realized that it was my favorite class my senior year I was always looking forward to it, and my athletic trainer at the time was pretty much my role model. Nikki Reis, Ocoee HighI was going through the catalog at UCF I knew I wanted to do something in sports medicine and I was like, Wow, this sounds really cool. I got into it, and Ive loved it ever since. Ranil Sirigampola, Foundation Academy I took an athletic training class at Cypress Creek High School. The biggest thing was I absolutely love the medical side of things, and I have a passion for athletics, so I kind of could meld the two together. Helping athletes get back to the eld is something thats extremely rewarding for me to do. Matthew Laws, West Orange High

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16 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 BAPTISTFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 125 E Plant St., Winter Garden 407-656-2352 Sundays 8:30 am Traditional 9:45 am Bible Study 11:00 am Contemporary Awana Wednesdays 6pm Pastor Tim Grosshans www.fbcwg.org 2nd Campus: FOUNDATION WORSHIP Sundays 9:45 am All Ages at Foundation Academy High School 15304 Tilden Road Winter Garden www.FoundationWorship.com 407.730.1867 STARKE LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH PO Box 521, 611 W Ave, Ocoee Pastor Jeff Pritchard (407) 656-2351 www.starkelakebaptist.org CHURCH OF GODOCOEE CHURCH OF GOD Pastor Thomas Odom 1105 N. Lakewood Avenue, Ocoee 407-656-8011 EPISCOPALCHURCH OF THE MESSIAH 241 N. Main, Winter Garden Services: 8, 9:30, & 11am, 7pm www.churchofthemessiah.com CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION 4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando Sun.Serv 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm. 407-876-3480 www.ascension-orlando.orgMETHODISTFIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 125 N. Lakeview Ave Winter Garden Service Times 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM Phone 407-656-1135 Web: fumcwg.orgUNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTWINDERMERE UNION CHURCH 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Rd. Windermere, FL 34786 407-876-2112 Worship times: 9:00am Adult Sunday School 10:00am Worship www.windermereunion.org CHURCH DIRECTORY Advertise your Services or Events on this page weekly.This page appears weekly in the West Orange Times & Observer and online at wotimes.com.To advertise in the Church Directory call 407-656-2121 or email AdvertiseNow@OrangeObserver.com Come celebrate the birth of Christ during one of our Christmas Eve services! 4:30 pm Foundation Worship15304 tilden Rd. (near the intersection of 545 & tilden)6:00pm & 7:15 PM at FBC Winter GArden125 plant street (at the corner of plant & dillard) NON-DENOMINATIONALPURPOSE CHURCH OLANDO 13640 W. Colonial Dr., Ste 110, Winter Garden 407-654-9661 Prayer 9:30AM, Fellowship 9:45AM, Service 10:05AMNon-DenominationalHAVEN OF GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 13520 Foxcrest Blvd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Services 9:30 and 10:30AM 407-952-0510268026 MIKE YOAKUMPASTORP: 407.656.1520 C: 407.758.3570 MYOAKUM407@AOL.COM1333 EAST CROWN POINT RD. OCOEE, FL 34761 LV14252 Matthews Hope Chest Creations Custom Furniture Repaired, Refinished and Repurposed Wood Furniture Pallet Art & Furniture Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MatthewsHopeChest/Visit our New Workshop Location at 930 Carter Rd. Suite #311, Winter Garden 1/4 Mile North of W. Colonial Dr. 407.905.9500 8am-5pm Mon Sat XNSP15646 269518 62 nd Annual Easter Sunday ServiceIn front of Mosaic at Woodlawn Memorial Park Easter message with prayers & music Sermon by Je Pritchard of Starke Lake Baptist Church Continental breakfast will follow service in funeral home lobby Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:30 a.m. You are cordially invited to the Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road Gotha, Florida 34734 For additional information, please call 407-293-1361

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Master bedroom is adjoined by master bath, dual sinks, garden jetted tub and separate shower. The other 3 bedrooms are centered around the guest bath and the end bedroom also has a private balcony. Located on the first floor also features 1/2 bath and laundry room. Property is fenced and has gated entrance!!! See this property today, get away from all the traffic and noise to quite country living!!! New roof to be installed!!! Asking Only $ 425,000 SOLD! SECLUSION AMONG THE TREES!!!***4.97 ACRES*** 2 BDRM.,2 BA. LOCATED IN WINTER GARDEN!!! **NO HOA**Take a look at this 2 story home!!! First level has bedroom/ bath, the 2nd level is as nice as can be!!! Living room/great room, dining area, kitchen with all appliances,bedroom, bath and laundry room! Wood flooring except the bedroom has carpet, sliding glass door with balcony. Panoramic views of Winter Garden, Clermont and Disney fireworks from the balcony off of the living area. You have your own private driveway and only minutes away from shopping and major highways! Plus an Orange Grove that the Sellers no longer work, but could have income. Asking only $349,000 SOLD! DO YOU HAVE A GOLF CART???DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN!!! Take a look at this 3 BDRM. 2BA. 2260 sq.ft. of living and located on a corner lot! This home was built in 1948 and has a lot of charm. Open the front door to the foyer, spacious living room master bedroom/master bath is on one side of the house and the other 2 are centered around the guest bath. Formal dining room, breakfast area, kitchen comes complete with range, refrigerator, dishwasher and disposal. Just off the breakfast area is the large Family room and access to the detached 2 car garage.From the kitchen is the very large convenient laundry and storage room, plus you have access to the garage, yard and a storage building. 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